Mariona Ferrandiz

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Post-doctoral position at UAB (Departament de Biologia Vegetal, Biologia Animal i Ecologia, BABVE) and CREAF

          mail: mariona.ferrandiz@uab.cat

tel. : +34 93 581 27 68  Office: C5b/058

Campus de Bellaterra (UAB) Edifici C
08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès (Catalonia)

 

The conservation of biodiversity is a major concern of international governments. While the three levels of biodiversity (ecosystems, species and genes) have long been described, it was not until 2010 that a focus was placed on genetic diversity. Indeed, it represents the true potential of adaptation and evolution of species.

The aim of my PhD thesis (carried out at Laboratoire de Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1) was to understand the causes and consequences of genetic diversity in natural populations. To do it, I took advantage of a long-term (25 years) capture-mark-recapture program of a wild population of Alpine marmots (Marmota marmota) in La Sassière (Alps).

Since 2015 I have a postdoctoral position in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. I teach (see teaching dossier) in Environmental Biology and Environmental Sciences Bachelor’s degrees and I carry out my research at CREAF, where I take part of a second long-term (10 years) capture-mark-recapture program of a introduced wild population of Alpine marmots in La Cerdanya (Pyrenees). I am particularly interested in understanding the differences between native and introduced populations regarding their population dynamics, population genetics and behaviour. In CREAF I also work with edible dormouse (Glis glis), wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus), Herman’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni) and Jackdows (Corvus monedula). My main objectives with these species are to contribute to enhance actual debates in evolutionary ecology.

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Acreditations

2017 Profesor Ayudante Doctor (PAD: 2017-2344). Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación, ANECA Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte

2017 Formació Docent en Educació Superior (FDES)

Training courses and diplomas

2018 Postgraduate course: Introduction to next generation sequencing: applications in ecology and evolution. Facultat de Biologia, Universitat de Barcelona, 3 ECTS.

2014 Spring school “Landscape genetics in transition to landscape genomics: challenges and opportunities to explore NGS data in a spatially explicit context” in the University Residential Center of Bertinoro (Italy). ConGenOmics – ESF Research network program

2012 Workshop “Analysis of capture-recapture data: Modelling individual histories with state uncertainty” at CEFE in Montpellier (France)

2012 Diploma number R45GRETAF110 for the authorization for experimentation with animals by the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries at Greta Loiret in Paris (France).

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications (7)

(9) Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., Zidat, T., Berger, V., Dupont, P., Rézouki, C., Cohas, A. Neighbourhood bully: no conspecific intruder is welcome in Alpine marmot’s families (under review).

(8) Lengagne, T., Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., Superbie, C., Figueroa, I., Bichet, C López, B.C., Cohas, A. Does “SOS” sound like “NTR”? Geographic variations in marmots’ alarm calls cause different responses (under review).

(7) Feldman M.J., Ferrandiz-Rovira M., Espelta, J., A. Muñoz. (2019) Evidence of high individual variability in seed management by scatter-hoarding rodents: Does ‘personality’ matter? Animal Behaviour, 150: 167-174. pdf

(6) Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., Freixas L., Torre I., Míguez S., Arrizabalaga A. (2016) Male-biased litter sex ratio in the southernmost Iberian population of edible dormouse: a strategy against isolation? Animal Biology, 66: 415 – 425. pdf

(5)Ferrandiz-Rovira M., Allainé D., Callait-Cardinal MP. and Cohas A. (2016). Mate choice for neutral MHC genètic characteristics in Alpine marmots: different targets in different contexts? Ecology and Evolution, 6:4243-4257. pdf

(4) Bichet C., Sauzet S., Averty L., Dupont P., Ferrandiz-Rovira M., Ferrari C., Figueroa I., Tafani M., Rézouki C., López BC., and Cohas, A. (2016). Multiple geographic origins and high genetic differentiation of the Alpine marmots reintroduced in the Pyrenees. Conservation Genetics, 17: 1157–1169. pdf

(3) Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., T. Bigot, D. Allainé, M-P. Callait-Cardinal and A. Cohas. (2015). Large-scale genotyping of highly polymorphic loci by next-generation sequencing: how to overcome the challenges to reliably genotype individuals? Heredity, 114: 485-93. pdf

(2) Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., J-F. Lemaître, S. Lardy, B. Claramunt-Lopez and A. Cohas. (2014). Do pre- and post-copulatory traits covary in large herbivores? BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:79. pdf

(1)Arnan X., Ferrandiz Rovira M., Pladevall C., Rodrigo A. (2011) Worker size-related task partitioning in the foraging strategy of a seed-harvesting ant species, Behavioral Ecology Sociobioliology, 65: 1881-1890. pdf

Other publications (3)

(3) Sayol, F., Ferrandiz-Rovira M. (2018) Selecció sexual: per què els mascles lluiten i les femelles trien? Atzavara, 28: 73-86. pdf

(2) Investigación y Ciencia (2017) Marmotas alpinas 02/2017

(1) UAB Divulga (2016) Reintroducing the alpine marmot into the Pyrenees 16/11/2016

Conferences

Espelta, J.M., Pino, J., Basnou, C., Palmero-Iniesta, M., Bonal, R., Ruíz-Carbayo H., Alfaro-Sánchez R., Muñoz A., Ferrandiz-Rovira, M. 2018. Land use legacies affect community assembly, plant animal interactions and ecosystem functioning: what about climatic refugia? International workshop “The non-climatic dimension of climate refugia” Barsac, France, 27-28 September. Oral communication

Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., Cohas, A. 2018. Incorporating adaptive responses to climate change to explore future scenarios of wildlife distributions: insights from different populations of Alpine marmots. Functional Ecology. Nancy, France. December 10th – 13th. Poster.

Bichet, C., Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., López, B.C., Cohas, A. 2018. Multiple geographic origins and high genetic differentiation of the Alpine marmots reintroduced in the Pyrenees. Functional Ecology. Nancy, France. December 10th – 13t. Poster.

Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., Feldman, M.J., Hidalgo, R., Espelta, J.M., Pino, J., A. Muñoz. 2017. Variación individual en la dispersión de bellotas por Apodemus sylvaticus en diferentes riesgos de depredación: ¿la valentía importa? XIII Congreso de la SECEM. Guadalajara, Spain. December 6th-9th. Oral communication.

Ballesteros, X., M. Ferrandiz-Rovira, I. Torre, S. Mı́guez, A. Arrizabalaga, L. Freixas. 2017. Preferencia de hábitat de las poblaciones ibéricas de lirón gris (Glis glis) más meridionales. XIII Congreso de la SECEM. Guadalajara, Spain. December 6th-9th.Poster.

Ballesteros, X., M. Ferrandiz-Rovira, I. Torre, S. Mı́guez, A. Arrizabalaga, L. Freixas. 2017. Habitat and nest box preference by edible dormouse (Glis glis) in a Mediterranean landscape. International Dormice Conference. Liège, Belgium. September 11th- 15th. Poster.

Torres, C., À. H. Luján, A. Bertolero, M. Ferrandiz-Rovira. 2017. Reducción de falanges en Testudo hermanni Gmelin, 1789, en una población del Delta del O Ebro, Cataluña, España. XXII Bienal de la Real Sociedad de Historia Natural, Coimbra, Portugal. September 6th – 9th. Poster.

Bascompte, J., M. Ferrandiz-Rovira, A. Bertolero, C. Torres, À. H. Luján. 2017. Ecología termal en la población de Testudo hermanni hermanni Gmelin, 1789 del Delta de l’Ebre (Catalunya, España). XXII Bienal de la Real Sociedad de Historia Natural, Coimbra, Portugal. September 6th – 9th . Poster.

Bascompte, J., M. Ferrandiz-Rovira, A. Bertolero, C. Torres, À. H. Luján. 2017. Thermal ecology of Hermann’s Tortoise (Testudo hermanni hermanni) in the Ebro Delta (Catalonia). 13th Ecology and Behaviour meeting, Chizé, France. June 19th – 23th. Poster.

Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., F. Sayol. 2017. Selecció sexual: perquè els mascles lluiten les aranyes i les femelles trien? Seminari 2017 Sexe, desenvolupament i evolució. Mataró (Catalonia) 21th March 2017. Oral communication.

Freixas L., S. Míguez, M. Ferrandiz-Rovira, I. Torre, and A. Arrizabalaga. 2016. Monitorització de les poblacions de liró gris (Glis glis) en zones de roureda mixta al Montseny (2012-2016). IX Trobada d’Estudiosos del Montseny. November 17th – 18th. Oral communication.

Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., I. Torre, S. Míguez, A. Arrizabalaga and L. Freixas. 2016. Do local habitat and mother characteristics bias offspring sex ratio in the most southern edible dormouse (Glis glis) populations of the Iberian Peninsula? 12th Ecology and Behaviour, SERL, Lyon, France. June 27th – July 1st. Oral communication. pdf

Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., Cohas A, Allainé D. and Callait-Cardinal M-P. Specific alleles of the major histocompatibility complex (mhc) class ii and age influence prevalence or abundance of intestinal parasites in alpine marmots (Marmota marmota). World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP), Liverpool, UK, August 16th – 20th. pdf

Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., Bigot T., Allainé D., Callait-Cardinal M-P., Radwan J. and Cohas A. (2013). Large-scale genotyping by next generation sequencing: how to overcome the challenges to reliably genotype individuals? 2ème Colloque Génomique Environnementale, Rennes, France pdf

Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., J-F. Lemaître, S. Lardy, B. Claramunt-Lopez and A. Cohas. (2012) Evolutionary trade-off between weapon length and sperm size in large herbivores. 8th Ecology and Behaviour,SERL in Chizé (France).

Arnan, X., Ferrandiz-Rovira, M., Pladevall, C., Rodrigo, A. (2011) Partición de tareas asociada al tamaño de las obreras en la estrategia de forrajeo de una especie de hormiga granívora. VI Congreso Ibérico de Mirmecología, TAXOMARA (Catalonia).

Llenas, M., Madurell-Malapeira, J., Nebot, M., González-Mateos, J., Susanna, I., Hernández-Ruiz, T., Pladevall, C., Ferrandiz-Rovira M., Hernández-Martínez, R. (2011) La grotte de vida tripa: a new middle pleistocene locality in south-eastern france, XXVII Jornadas de la Sociedad Española de Paleontología. pdf

Conference organisation

V Jornada científica del Departament de Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia de la Facultat de Biociències de la UAB. 4th of June 2019. Bellaterra, Catalonia

III Conferència dels Espais Naturals de la Plana del Vallès. 2nd and 3th of May 2019. Bellaterra, Catalonia

IV Jornada científica del Departament de Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia de la Facultat de Biociències de la UAB. 7th of June 2018. Bellaterra, Catalonia

III Jornada científica del Departament de Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia de la Facultat de Biociències de la UAB. 8th of June 2017. Bellaterra, Catalonia

II Jornada científica del Departament de Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia de la Facultat de Biociències de la UAB. 7th of June 2016. Bellaterra, Catalonia

Participation in Thesis tribunals

PhD thesis defense of Ferran Sayol Altarriba: Causes and consequences of brain size evolution: A global analysis on birds at UAB (Catalonia, Spain). March 20th 2018.

Master in Terrestrial Ecology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). 19th and 20th September 2016.

Public media

Catalunya Ràdio, L’efecte papallona (2019) Ratolins amb personalitat 20/05/2019

La Vanguardia (2019) Los ratones de campo tienen ‘personalidad’, y esto puede ayudar a los árboles 09/05/2019

Cadena Ser, La Ventana (2019) La personalidad de los ratones 09/05/2019, Tramo de 19:00 a 20:00

Le Dauphiné libéré (2018) Les marmottes étudiées de près pour 5 ans 03/08/2018

El Punt avui (2017) Exploradors dormilegues 04/06/2017

La Vanguardia (2017) La falta de lugares donde dormir hace que los lirones tengan más crías macho 24/05/2017

El punt avui (2016) Les marmotes s’assenten al Pirineu tot i la trava genètica 26/07/2016

La Vanguardia (2016) La marmota se acomoda en el Pirineo 24/07/2016

El 9 nou (2016) Examen a la marmota del Ripollès 15/07/2016

La Veu de Sant Joan (2016) El @CREAF_ecologia i la @UAB han pogut determinar la procedència de les marmotes del Pirineu @Marionafr 13/07/2016

Diari de Girona (2016) La reintroducció de l’espècie fa que les marmotes colonitzin tot el Pirineu 12/07/2016

La 2 Noticias (2016) La marmota infiel 30/05/2016

Naya A. (2016) CREAF Female marmots “cheat on” their male partners 30/05/2016

La Vanguardia (2016) Las hembras de marmotas son infieles para evitar la consanguineidad 30/05/2016

Gonay A. (2014) Film: Des scientifiques dans la montagne

Dupuis F. (2013) ALPES NATURE : Vanoise, objectif marmotte ! Alpes Magazine, n°142. pdf

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